NEW DELHI, Nov 30: Thousands of farmers from across the country on Friday reached Parliament street in the heart of the city following due permission from the Delhi Police for a mega protest march demanding higher crop prices and farm loan waiver.
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), which has organised the Kisan Mukti march, got the required permission around midnight.
Social activist Medha Patkar confirmed to reporters here that the permission was received at 12 a.m.
The march from central Delhi's Ramlila Maidan started at 10 a.m. and reached the Parliament street at 11.30 a.m.
Patkar led the protest march as farmers raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and and the Bharatiya Janata Party government at the Centre.
Many political leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, have confirmed their participation in the rally, she said.
National Conference's Farooq Abdullah, Trinamool Congress' Dinesh Trivedi, Loktantrik Janata Dal's Sharad Yadav were among the others who were expected to address the farmers.
Many women farmers and students, particularly from the Delhi University, were seen in the rallies raising slogans for the cause of farmers. - IANS